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Egg Production

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Potential revisions to the Massachusetts cage-free law

The committee on Ways and Means in the House of Representatives presented a set of amendments to the 2016 Question 3 law that will help bring uniformity to cage-free production in the state and prevent a shortage in 2022.

The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill on June 24 that will change the housing density mandate of the 2016 Question 3 law.


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Turkish agency builds layer farm in Somalia

Turkey’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation and Zamzam University cooperate in venture

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built a modern egg laying farm with a total floor space of 198 square meters in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.


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Keel bone fractures found more common in small layers

The University of Copenhagen conducted a study concerning prevalence of keel bone fractures in layers in relation to bird and egg size.

After investigating prevalence of keel bone fractures in Danish layer hens, researchers at the University of Copenhagen believe fractures are coming from an internal source.


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How has the cage-free movement affected pest control?

As companies transition to cage-free housing, pest control needs to be considered when making structural changes to a facility.

Much of the U.S. egg industry is gradually transitioning to cage-free housing for laying hens. Good pest management is an important part of an egg farm’s food safety program.


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Latin American egg industry can't afford cage-free

While EU member countries may be able to ask for financial assistance and have extended periods to accomplish conversion to cage-free production, Latin American nations may not.
EU member countries may be able to ask for financial assistance and have extended periods to accomplish conversion to cage-free production, but Latin American nations may not.
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